From the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire (page A4):
“When the two spoke privately at inauguration time, Clinton put al Qaeda at the top of his list of national-security concerns, with Iraq behind the Mideast, North Korea and India and Pakistan, according to one outsider who recently heard Clinton’s account. It is confirmed by several former Clinton aides from the time.
Bush, by contrast, already had called for regime change in Iraq.”
That sounds about right. Too bad Bush insisted on being the anti-Clinton in all respects.